My day job is getting a lot of my energy these days and I while I am grateful it does make it tough to keep up with the things I enjoy doing. One of which is writing – who would have thought! Last week I managed one blog post, I am not going to hold anyone’s interest that way!
During a conversation with a fellow blogger he mentioned he was also crazy busy with work and he was writing late at night so his sleep schedule was much shorter. I have to give him and many other bloggers kudos to be able to write at night after a long day of work and family. I only have the work part and my brain seems to turn off at 10:00 pm.
Eight hours of sleep is recommended but so is a 40 hour work week. Few Americans follow these suggestions if we are lucky enough to have jobs. Does it hurt my quality of life? Probably. Do I need to do a better job at balancing work, life, fun and health? Yes.
I do know I need to create more opportunity to allow my brain to relax and drift. I remember lying on a seesaw when I was a kid watching the clouds go by and delighting when I found an animal lookalike in one. Why was I in such a hurry to grow up!
A book club I belonged to was started to study the Artist Way by Julia Cameron. Everyone enjoyed it and felt the suggestions were helpful to their lives. I was working from home then and was able to dictate how my day went. Now, not so much.
I am not complaining I am just trying to figure out how to organize my life better so I get 8 hours of sleep a night, have fun and work. Feel free to offer what works in your life in the comments section below! Now I am off to..zzzzzz.